Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:57:46 GMT
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning. According to Pascagoula Police Lt. James DeShannon Massey, motorists are asked to avoidMore >>
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:19:41 GMT
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, James Decker III, 32, of GeorgeMore >>
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Nearly 100 cats surrendered by a Long Beach family are now on the adoption rolls at the Humane Society of South Mississippi. Wednesday, the organization assisted the Long Beach Police Department taking in the cats from a man and woman who kept all of the animals inside their home.
The animals appeared to be well cared for and in good health, according to HSSM's veterinarian. The police and HSSM got involved following complaints about to the animals.
"The family is doing the right thing," said Tara High, Executive Director for the Humane Society of South Mississippi. "Their hearts are truly in the right place and we could tell they sincerely love and care for the cats, but their numbers have become unmanageable."
HSSM is now desperately looking for families to adopt the cats and help with the animals at the shelter.
"We are going to need volunteers to help us care for these cats while in our care. We need cat toys to entertain them and we will need donations to assist with medical costs while they are in our care," said Jode' Braxton-Hignight, Development Director for HSSM.
HSSM will take possession of the cats and provide medical evaluations and vaccinations and treatment if necessary.
A meeting room at shelter is being used to hold the cats until they find new homes.
Adoptions for these cats will begin on Thursday, December 2 at HSSM during the regular hours of operation. In lieu of an adoption fee, HSSM will be accepting donations at the adopter's discretion for these cats in order to place them into "forever homes."
"The cats seemed visibly healthy, happy, and curious during my first evaluation," said Dr. Jenny Morris, Chief Veterinarian for HSSM. "We want to adopt these animals into forever homes as soon as we can to keep them healthy, happy, and curious."
Elizabeth Vowell will have more on the cats and how to adopt them later today on WLOX News and WLOX.com. You can reach HSSM by calling (228) 863-3354.
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